“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."



The name is: Jessica Lynn Ruud...but I have gone under names such as: Runty, JRuud, Wee-lynn...well you catch the drift. I recently graduated college with a degree in Family & Consumer Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. What I failed to mention in all my five years of college, was my love for writing. Writing defines who I am. As well as my creativity and my imagination. Since as long as I can remember, I have always loved creating, writing, reading, and making imaginary worlds in my head. People may have looked at this shy little girl and shaken their head as they simply thought, "What a strange child." But that's who I am. Take it or leave it. My passion for teaching young children overtook my life and I cannot wait to be a kindergarten teacher, but I somewhat forgot my dream of writing a novel. After my step-father, to whom I was very close with, was diagnosed with ALS, I opened my eyes and remembered that hidden passion that I put away in a box under my bed. The pain was too deep of my normal life and I began to go into my imaginary world. That's when I started my first novel. I have been messing around with the words ever since and after my step-father past away in April I stopped writing and instead started blogging. I had no interest to pursue what I started because it felt forced. However, after I saw "Magic Beyond Words," a J.K Rowling biography, the inspiration I had so desperately needed in my life, finally hit me full on. In an hour I took the writing I had started, scrambled it around, looked at my past and my interests that defined the games I played growing up, and started writing my novel...for real this time! Since then, I have created a series which hasn't been seen yet. I know it will take a long time, but this is my dream and I'm going to see it through till the very end. I think I have a gift, and I'd like to share it with the rest of the world...even if they spit me out in the end, it will be a worthwhile process. 

This blog is to help get the jumbled mess inside my head out, so I can move forward and closer to success. So here is to the future - may fate help me along for the ride of a lifetime. 

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